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If you were 80 years old, what would you tell your children?

 
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I'm 80?! The question isn't odd, it's the choice of age that's odd, considering those children would likely be in their 50s. K, I'd tell'em I'm having a great time spending their inheritance. And to take care of their mother.

Tom on Jan 21, 2014
1

Use condoms

Nick on Jan 21, 2014
8

Get off my lawn!

Mike on Jan 21, 2014
5

That's a fairly sneaky way to get someone to reveal their age (which is illegal). I've been conducting interviews where a question that requires someone to assume a different age or having children elicits an almost instinctual response to either state their age or the ages of their children which can give the interviewer a pretty good idea of one's age.

Jim on Jan 21, 2014
11

Weather in the Caribbean is great. How is January in NY?

Nick on Jan 21, 2014
2

Ask them to repeat this question to their kids when they reach 80.

Prashant Sadrani on Jan 22, 2014
3

"Don't pull the plug!"

Mark on Jan 22, 2014
2

Whose children? I don't have and aren't planning to have any children.

rosimili on Jan 22, 2014
0

teach well...

=z= on Jan 22, 2014
5

My children died in a fire. (hold head in hands and wait for reaction from interviewer)

C Magnus on Jan 22, 2014
2

They are assuming you have children so I'd ask them why the think I'm a parent.

R on Jan 22, 2014
1

I'd tell them NOT to go to work for McKinsey --- which is what I would have told them when I was 30, 40, 50, 60, or 70 --- or anyplace in-between.

Ken Krul on Jan 23, 2014
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What would I tell them ?

In regards to what ?

Anonymous on Jan 23, 2014
1

You dam, lazy, good for nuthin' kids ruined my life - now I'm going to ruin yours.

Anonymous on Jan 23, 2014
0

Never take a leak into the wind....

Anonymous on Jan 23, 2014
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Just think how wonderful the Viagra will be when you're 80 ....

Anonymous on Jan 23, 2014
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That's none of your G.D. business...sonny.

Anonymous on Jan 23, 2014
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"I don't remember the last 56 years of my life, but the first 24 were pretty good."

Joshua on Jan 23, 2014
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It's a trap. They want to know if you plan to have kids so they have an excuse to not hire you. This may be used to target women who have families.

Chris on Jan 24, 2014
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Have fun and do some study, work social balance is a good idea if your lucky enough to have some work

Jevan Pipitone on Jan 27, 2014
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Dear son, at least you spend some time to take my life experiences for your future life.

kulasekhara on Jan 27, 2014
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Look at me and keep praying that you'll still look this good at 80.

Jocelyn on Jan 29, 2014
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I am 80 and I am wise. Don't make the same mistake I did 51 years ago.

Hunter on Feb 2, 2014
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Next year i'm 81 years old

Adikin on Feb 2, 2014
1

"I'm sexy and I know it!"

Vic Rad on Apr 9, 2014
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I need to go to the toilet. Again.

V on Aug 28, 2014

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